MCCORMICK, SC — Dessie Sheriff Jennings, 94, widow of William J. Jennings, died on Sunday, September 24, 2017.
Graveside service will be Thursday, September 28th at 11:00 a.m. at Parksville Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Michael Allen officiating and Gene Jennings giving the eulogy.
Mrs. Jennings was born June 19, 1923 in Oconee County, SC to the late Thomas Walter and Ollie Bearden Sheriff. Mrs. Jennings was the oldest member of McCormick First Baptist Church. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend. All who met her knew she was strong, kind, loving and willing to help others. She was a true gift from God and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
She was pre-deceased by a sister, Lillian Sheriff Brown. Survivors include her son, William (Bill) Jennings (Sylvia) of Edgefield, SC; a daughter, Esther White of McCormick; five grandchildren, Tony Jennings (Jackie), Tracy Jennings (Blythe), Dana White Kelly, Kim White Kelaher (Tommy), and Joy White (Mitt Broome); four great-great-grandchildren, Megan Jennings, Kate Kelaher, Finn Kelaher, Hunter White, and baby Georgia due in November; two great-great grandchildren, Amaiya and Carter; a sister, Helen Sheriff Chapman of Salem, SC; and a brother-in-law David Jennings of North Augusta, SC. Honorary pallbearers are Tony Jennings, Tracy Jennings, Gene Jennings, Gerry Jennings, Clarence Brown and Tommy Brown.
Mrs. Jennings has been a resident of The Ridge in Edgefield, SC for the past 7 years. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. George Rainsford, Cindy Bryan and Cherrill Turner with Palladium Hospice, as well as all of the staff at The Ridge who lovingly cared for her each day.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 27 at Strom Funeral Home.
At the request of the family, memorials may be made to McCormick First Baptist Church in lieu of flowers.
The family is at the home of Esther White, 1986 Whitetown Rd., McCormick, SC.